New Sports Bar Resturant Opening in Lawrence Blog 04/11/201604/11/2016 Tweet In a college town like Lawrence full of young people and sports fans, it’s hard to go wrong with opening a sports bar restaurant. Perhaps that’s why a new Blue Moose Bar and Grill is set to open next fall on Sixth and Wakarusa. The Kansas-City based chain will be about 6,000 square feet when the currently ongoing construction finishes. “The Lawrence restaurant market right now is really competitive and eclectic, said Ed Nelson, president of the company and a KU alumnus. “We think it’s going to be a really good fit for casual dining in Lawrence.” Aside from the the traditional sports bar items on the menu, Blue Moose also features more upscale plates to attract a wider variety of customers. “Another cool place I watch KU basketball games and eat good sounds great to me,” said KU student Aaron Jackson. “Already looking forward to it.” Along with the announcement of the opening, the company also released the pictures of the design plan for the restaurant.